Seeing Virginia History thru Colonial Portraits

Join Colonial Virginia Portraits creator Janine Yorimoto Boldt, the Omohundro Institute, and Virginia Museum of History & Culture curators William Rasmussen and Karen Sherry for a discussion of family portraiture in Virginia during the colonial era. Using pieces from the museum’s collections that originally hung in wealthy Virginia homes, the three historians will discuss what… Read More

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Jack Custis, Race, and the Unseen in Colonial Virginia Portraits

by Janine Yorimoto Boldt One painfully obvious fact as one scrolls through Colonial Virginia Portraits is that the faces are overwhelmingly white. Colonial Virginia Portraits includes more than 500 recorded portraits of which approximately 95 are documented but no longer extant. Only four of the total represent a non-white person. Three of these feature unnamed individuals who are… Read More

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